COMMENT:

Two Fonterra directors seeking re-election have at least two competitors - so far.

But in keeping with the embattled dairy company's reputation for being untroubled by prompts for more transparency, we have to rely first on Mr Google or dairy farmer chatter to learn about them, or what they aspire to bring to the top table of New Zealand's biggest company.

A brief advisory from the Fonterra Shareholders' Council - the advocate for Fonterra's farmer-owners that costs them $3 million to run each year - has informed that a Philipp Haas and Cathy Quinn had passed muster as "independently

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